chic style in a sensible manner

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sale Alert: Anthropologie

Just a heads case you love Anthropologie 
like me.

Sale on top of a sale!!
Take 25% off items already on sale.

Dress, $348. $142

Bedding on sale

Floral Dress
$128. $67.

$128. $52.


We are going to be cozy this winter. Another HUGE look for the season is knits.  From cable to aztec, chunky, boyfriend, over-sized, and draped, they are all in.  Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?!? Now we can dress comfortably for the cold and still be stylish!

How to rock the look:

love the play of brown and black in this ensemble

It's all about proportion. 
Pairing a chunky sweater with slim pants and flats looks chic.

More windowpane plaid, what can I say? Its in.

a statement necklace dresses up a basic sweater

gray and mustard. Love it!

If you are feeling gutsy, this is THE look for fall.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thought for the Day

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mad for Plaid

If you are looking for a way to freshen up your wardrobe this season, try some plaid pieces. It is classic made contemporary.

Free People, $128., Anthropologie 

For a riff on menswear try a windowpane plaid. They were all over the runways for Fall/Winter '14. Here are a few budget friendly items that pack a lot of punch style-wise and work well for the office and beyond:

Windowpane Plaid Skirt, $88.

JOA Check Sleevless Shirt, $59., 

Greylin Skirt, Piperlime

Friday, September 19, 2014

Look of the Day

If you are formula driven like me, here is your
foolproof look of the day:

Stripes + Statement Necklace= 
Easy Chic

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Playing Dress Up

We would all have a little more fun getting dressed each morning if we thought like Brad Goreski.

I'm channeling him today. 

Altuzarra for Target

Another season, another high fashion designer collaboration for Target. Altazura's NYFW runway show was one of the most hotly anticipated of Fall. Target launched it's collaboration September 14th- in stores and online. Altuzarra caters to a powerful, sexy, sophisticated shopper. Get the runway look for less (and pick up some milk and cheez-its while you're there).

Ponte Dress with Lace Detail

Ruby Hill Wrap Dress

Ankle Strap Pump, $39.99

Sheer Swiss Dot Blouse

Faux Croc Belt, $29.99

Peasant Dress in Swiss Dot

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Red Lip

The red lip, behind the scenes at J.Crew, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, means drinking soda through a straw. 

The red lip continues to be a  prominent look in the fashion world. It pairs beautifully with all the blacks, navys, and neutrals for Fall. What an easy and inexpensive update to your make-up routine. Be bold!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Fall of Denim


There was a fascinating article on NPR last week*. The article concerned the 6% drop in sales for denim over the past year. This is significant downturn as denim sales have remained steady for decades. 

What could be the culprit? Yoga Pants. Yes, you read it right and I am sure you are not surprised. The sale of yoga pants and active wear rose by 7% in the same time period. Athleisure may be here to stay. Says Amanda Halley of LIM College in Manhattan, "Everyone wants to look like they're running to the gym, even if they are not."

It seems Americans love elastic waistbands and soft stretchy fabric. The article also mentioned the relative non-wearability of recent trends such as skinny and colored jeans.  

Personally I am doing my part for both industries by supporting designer jeans and a terrible lululemon habit. I am a giver.

*NPR. Blue Jeans Losing their Grip on American Hips. L. Carol Ritchie, 9/6/14. Web.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Come Into My Dark Garden

The dark floral trend has been going on since the runways of 2012. But it keeps coming up season after season and has certainly mainstreamed into fast fashion. The prints themselves are reminiscent of the paintings of the Dutch Masters with bursting flowers.
Dries Van Noten SS14

Alberta Ferretti SS14


Runway to Real Life:

Asos Floral Cardigan

Free People Floral Maxi, $148.

Gray is a perfect compliment for florals as a neutral.

Pair florals with a printed tee to funk them up.

Keep mixing those prints.
 I swear, stripes look great with everything!

Luulla Floral Skirt $19.90
I love the floral skirt with a completely
 monochromatic palette. How chic!